Dads beware this Christmas, since a new compilation, Classic Rock Anthems, is being issued exclusively on double vinyl and will be available in the aisles of a supermarket near you…
This collection features the usual suspects (Survivor, Europe, Journey, Meat Loaf, Toto, Bonnie Tyler etc.) and back in the ‘old days’ a set such as this would have been compiled in ten minutes in somebody’s tea-break and thanks to ‘TV advertising’ it would have casually sold 600,000+ copies. Ker-ching!
‘Classic Rock’ comps have been done to death of course, but it has probably been a while since something along these lines has been available on vinyl. Not only is that the case here, but it will be on-sale for as low as £15 in Tescos and Sainsbury’s, so could well find itself in the trolley along with the turkey and brandy butter as we move into mid-December. Of course, this is very much reliant on your local shop deciding to stock it – the Frankie debacle is still fresh in the memory.
If you don’t ‘do’ supermarkets, but do want to channel your inner Jeremy Clarkson (ironically this compilation doesn’t work for driving, for obvious reasons) then the good news is that you will still be able to pick this up in HMV and Amazon and the like.
Classic Rock Anthems is released on 25 November 2016. Now who’s up for a Nite Flights box set?
1. Boston – More Than a Feeling
2. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
3. Toto – Rosanna
4. Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son
5. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
6. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
7. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings
8. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
9. Cheap Trick – I Want You to Want Me (Live in Tokyo
10. REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You
1. Europe – The Final Countdown
2. Ram Jam – Black Betty
3. Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle
4. Belinda Carlisle – Leave A Light On
5. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
6. Starship – We Built This City
7. Alice Cooper – Poison
8. Heart – Barracuda
9. Patti Smith Group – Because the Night
10. Blue Öyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper